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13 Partnership

David Pearson Kogan Page ePub


The ideal committee is one with me as the chairman, and the other two members in bed with the flu. LORD MILVERTON

The secret to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. SIR MICHAEL CAINE, INTERVIEWED ON DESERT ISLAND DISCS, DECEMBER 2009

In this chapter I want to consider the role of Partnership in the marketing mix. Partnership can mean many things, not least a legal status. That is not what is intended here but rather the development of successful, long term, strategic relationships based on achieving best practice and sustainable competitive advantage. These relationships can be formed between individuals or organizations for the creation of a new enterprise.

Examples of successful marketing Partnerships include the following:

    •  A joint venture between two or more entities to pool their resources in bringing a new technology to market.

    •  A closer relationship between suppliers and their customers in bringing innovative improvements to the customers’ Products and services.

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Building Information Technology Based on a Human Behavior-Oriented Approach to Enterprise Architecture

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; George Jandieri; Vince Schmidt; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

Int'l Conf. Software Eng. Research and Practice | SERP'13 |


Building Information Technology Based on a Human BehaviorOriented Approach to Enterprise Architecture

Dominic M. Mezzanotte, Sr. and Josh Dehlinger

Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Towson University

{dmezzanotte, jdehlinger}@towson.edu


Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks (EAF) define a comprehensive step-by-step process with an expected outcome an EA plan that details the guidelines for governing and aligning an enterprise’s strategic business plan with it’s information technology (IT) capabilities. The process attempts to simplify the capture and validation of the design artifacts used to implement new information systems.

Yet, many EA projects fail. In analyzing failure, EA changes the culture, character, and structure of an enterprise that often manifests itself in new stakeholder behavioral patterns (i.e., organizational transformation). Existing EAFs, though technically comprehensive, fail to acknowledge non-technical factors such as stakeholder behavior which may have more influence on EA than technology. This paper progresses earlier work assessing the affect of stakeholder behavior and organizational transformation on EA. Our approach to EA encourages a more holistic, humanistic, and behavior-driven process using Giddens’ Theory of

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6. The New Director

David S. Turk University of North Texas Press ePub
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Chapter One - Psychoanalysis and Infancy: A Historical and Theoretical Overview

Dianna T. Kenny Karnac Books ePub


Psychoanalysis and infancy: a historical and theoretical overview

The two central constructs of this book—infancy and psychoanalysis—are both rich in imagery and allusion. Discourses around these constructs are powerful; both are so much a part of our everyday lexicon that their meanings are taken for granted. However, although pervasive, they remain elusive. In order to truly understand them it is necessary to deconstruct these concepts and find their core. This is no easy matter. Heisenberg (1958) reminds us that even “natural science does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves; it describes nature as exposed to our method of questioning” (p. 5). Similarly, Gadamer (1975), in Truth and Method, argues that we are embedded in a historically conditioned set of prejudices enshrined in culture, which constitute pre-formed understandings that organise our subjective experience. Nietzsche expressed a similar, although more pessimistic view, since he concludes that truth is an illusion:

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4. Wanted

Aimee La Brie University of North Texas Press PDF

Wa n t e d


Eleanor who may have somehow gotten Ann’s genetic inability to meet someone nice who is not married, gay, or a psychotic freak.

Here’s who she has dated over the last two years since moving to Chicago to escape her too-clingy, too sweet, too married boyfriend in Florida: An Armenian dental student who said, “It’s not that I don’t want to be with anyone. It’s just that I don’t want to be with you.” The method actor who told her she resembled a young Elizabeth Taylor, adding that she probably needed to watch her weight as well. Two blind dates set up by friends, both named Todd and both flamingly gay. The punk rocker who slapped her ass while they were making out and gave her six raspberry-sized hickies on her collarbone like a necklace. The red-headed chubby guy who burst into tears over his ex-wife at a restaurant. (Did she go out with any of these men again? Yes, in fact, she did.)

Her friend Renee tells her she needs to be more discriminating. “It’s like you get the information early on that the guy is a freak, and then you continue to date him anyway.”

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4: Between Life and Death

Rhode, Eric Eric Rhode Ebook ePub

It becomes like a madness at last, to know that one is all the time walking in a pale assembly of an unreal world – this house, the furniture, the sky and the earth – whilst oneself is all the while a piece of darkness pulsating in shocks, and the shocks and the darkness are real. Keep somewhere, in the darkness of reality, a connection with me. I feel there is something to go through, something very important. It may be it is only in my soul – but it seems to grow more and more looming, and this daytime reality becomes more and more unreal, as if one wrote from a grave – or womb – they are the same thing, at opposite extremes (D. H. Lawrence. Letter to Bertrand Russell, March 1915, in Moore, 1962, p.330).

He looked at things with the eyes, so it seemed, of a man who had been at the brink of death and to whom, as he emerges from the darkness, the world reveals itself as unfathomably beautiful and mysterious. Existence was one continuous convalescence; it was as though he were newly re-born from a mortal illness every day of his life (Aldous Huxley, Introduction to the letters of D. H. Lawrence).

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Chapter 14 - 25 Ways to Encourage Participant-LearningAfter the Course Has Ended

Marlene Caroselli HRD Press, Inc. PDF

Chapter 14

25 Ways to Encourage Participant-Learning

After the Course Has Ended

Chapter Overview

It occurred to me one day, as I was cleaning the room and pulling flipcharts off the wall, how wrong it was for knowledge that is created in a classroom to subsequently die in the classroom. I had an educational epiphany then and realized that it doesn’t have to die. There were so many things I could do to make sure the learning lived on long after the course had ended. I’ve collected those ideas for you here in this section.


Write a letter.

Depending on who your “customers” are, you can write a letter to help others help the participants make the learning continuous. The participants are the ones who receive the benefit of your services, of course, but they are in front of you because of the efforts and cooperation of others. So, the letter can be sent to parents if you teach in a school. It can also be sent to the principal. To the school board. To the teacher who is likely to have this group of students next year.

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4 Despair: Devastation or Glancing Blow

McArthur-Blair, Joan; Cockell, Jeanie Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Despair, an angry cry into silence.

This is a story I will not tell.

It is not that you will not listen.

No, it is about me.

How do I tell you I am failing?

How do I tell you I am lost?

How do I tell you not to follow me?

How do I tell you I am just showing up?

I was once strong, strong enough—for everything

My leadership honed by the years, carved by

wisdom emboldened by action.

This is a story I cannot tell.

Our language of work has no metaphor,

no refrain

for the dark loss of hope.

JMCB 2017

Despair is a state that arrives uncalled and unbidden. It is the hardest of states for leaders. How can you lead when you can’t see the horizon? Leadership by its nature is a journey of successes and challenges. Despair visits from time to time along that journey, resides awhile, then moves on in its own time. The appreciative resilience model brings into focus how leaders can use the power of appreciative inquiry in the darkest of times to fan even the tiniest strengths in order to be more resilient. In this chapter, we explore the nature of despair in general, organizational and team despair, the role of systemic forces in despair, and building capacity during despair.

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Chapter 2 Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Reading

Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy Solution Tree Press ePub


To what extent does your team understand the Reading standards: What is familiar? What is new? What may be challenging for students? What may be challenging for teachers?

Examine current texts being used in grades 3–5 and assess them quantitatively and qualitatively and for reader and task demands. Which ones work? Which ones should be used in another grade or eliminated all together?

How do grades 3–5 teachers at your school extend the foundational skills of reading that are taught in grades K–2?

Consuelo Martinez’s third-grade students are exploring the world around them without ever leaving their classroom. They have been reading If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World’s People (Smith, 2002) to understand the diverse makeup of the world’s cultures and to see their place within them. The book’s premise is that the descriptive statistics of the world’s population can be understood as an imaginary village of one hundred people. Ms. Martinez is using this informational text within the students’ mathematics class.

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4.10 Control of customer-supplied product

Low Sui Pheng Chartridge Books Oxford ePub


Legal implications for the construction industry

4.1 Introduction

Traditionally, a client’s expectations with regard to quality in construction works are ensured and upheld by building contracts. With the recent emergence of ISO 9000 quality management systems, however, the definition and assurance of quality have taken on a new dimension. Many contractors have since applied quality management systems in their organisations without understanding its intricate relationship with the building contract used. This chapter examines the likely conflicts and compatibility between Standard Forms of Building Contract and quality management systems. An understanding of the possible legal obligations that may arise from adopting a quality management system contractually will help contractors and clients protect their interests when defects arise. In addition, many contractors are in the process of establishing their quality management systems to increase their competitive and bidding edge.

This trend has raised questions as to the application of quality systems to Standard Forms of Building Contracts in the construction industry. There is a tendency for both the Quality Manager and Construction Manager to consider quality systems and their associated legal obligations separately from building contracts. This may be acceptable when the quality system is still in its infancy stage. As the quality system matures, however, there would be unavoidable interaction between quality systems and contractual/legal obligations at different levels, especially when there is evidence of reliance by the purchaser on certification such as ISO 9000.

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Patricia Polledri Karnac Books ePub

A dog was once crossing a bridge over a river, and in his jaws was a piece of meat. When he saw his reflection in the water he thought he saw another dog under the water with an equally large piece of meat. In his greed he leapt at the other dog, not realizing that he and it were one and the same, and lost both his meat and the meat he coveted …

(Aesop, ‘The Dog and His Shadow’)

At first glance, self envy seems to be a self-contradictory concept. Envy is generally defined as a reaction toward what the other has and the self lacks. Under this definition, it would seem impossible for self envy to exist at all: How can one envy oneself for what one in fact has?

(Berman, 1999, p. 203)

Researchers in the field of mental health have always found it difficult to describe the dynamics of self envy, but I have found that Bion’s model of a psychotic process and a non-psychotic process is very useful in terms of explanation.

Self envy arises as a result of the early traumatic experience in relating. Bion described the breakdown of the earliest interchange between mother and child as a primitive psychic disaster (Bion, 1959). The mother’s inability to function as an adequate receptor to her infant’s distress was communicated, according to Bion, by “normal projective identification” and could bring about serious damage to the earliest linking processes between mother and child. His significant development in the understanding of the psychotic and non-psychotic parts of the mind describes processes whereby certain patients “attack” the links between elements of the mind, such as thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and memories (Bion, 1957). The result is the destruction of meaning and of the capacity for normal thought. In self envy, one part of the self will deal with another aspect of that same self as if they were material from two different worlds. In order to grasp the concept of self envy, it has to be considered that there is the existence of a divided self.

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115. Psoriasis/Eczema

R.Ph., Ph.D, Earl L.. Mindell Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub
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xxiv. in which the cartographer attends Reggae Sumfest

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8. Discographies and Recordings

Allen Scott Indiana University Press ePub


Discographies and Recordings

These items were selected from many such sources and represent a wide spectrum of musical traditions, from “classical” to world music to popular music. The first category is “Bibliographies of Discographies,” works that are—or contain, in the case of Brian Rust’s Guide—lists of discographies. Two items that are not discographies—Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record and Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures: Record Collecting as a Social Practice—are included because they describe the history of recorded sound and the history and social ramifications of collecting.

The second category, “Internet Sources for Recordings,” consists of twelve stable online streaming sources of music. Some are available by subscription only, such as the Alexander Street Press databases; others, such as World Music Central, are free for the user.

The third category, “Specialized Discographies,” lists some important sources with special emphases—classical, opera, choral, early music, women composers, etc.—some of them annotated, some not. The “Ethnomusicology and World Music” section contains discographies not only of subjects of academic studies but also guides to popular world music. The “American Popular Music” section lists sources on rock, hip-hop, the various styles of jazz and the blues, folk music, and popular song.

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El Hierro

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

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Unesco geopark El Hierro is an island where the impenetrable cliff-lined shores and location in the middle of the Atlantic make it both literally and figuratively remote. It was once even considered the end of the world until Columbus famously sailed the ocean blue from here in 1492 (along with his terrified crew!).

El Hierro will always feel remote, which is exactly what is so addictive about this place. It’s impossible not to be entranced by the island’s slow pace and simple style; by its craggy coast, where waves hurl themselves against lava-sculpted rock; by the pretty farmland and flower meadows; by the eerily beautiful juniper groves; and by the volcanic badland moonscapes in the south.

In short, El Hierro is unique – so much so that it is planning to become the first energy self-sufficient island in the world through a combination of solar, wind and water power.

AIn spring (March) the meadows of the highlands are ablaze with poppies and other wild flowers and hiking is a delight.

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